Dr Alison Kelly

About

Microbiology became tangible once I started work as an Assistant Scientific Officer at the Institute of Food Research, Reading within the rapid methods section of the microbiology department. At IFR I worked on a variety of projects investigating rapid isolation and detection methods for category 2 food-borne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella species. The institute was a forwarding thinking employer and it was common for those without specialist qualifications to achieve these on a part time basis whilst working. In this manner I achieved my first degree whilst I subsequently completed my PhD on Campylobacter jejuni at Reading University before joining Kingston in 2005 as a lecturer. I am Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences degree at Kingston which was recently awarded Royal Society of Biology accreditation. Originally a food microbiologist/microbial physiologist, I continue to pursue research in medical and veterinary microbiology.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor in Microbiology

Qualifications

  • 2006-2008: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University (Dist)
  • 1995-1999: PhD in Microbiology, Food Microbial Sciences Unit, University of Reading
  • 1989-1994: BSc (Hons) Biology and Food Science and Nutrition (First class), Oxford Brookes University

Teaching and learning

Research

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision

Publications

Number of items: 36.

Article

Mulrooney, Hilda Mary and Kelly, Alison Faith (2021) Belonging, the physical space of the university campus and how it is perceived by students : a quantitative analysis among a diverse student group. Journal of Learning Spaces, 10(2), ISSN (online) 2158-6195

Awadh, Ammar A., Le Gresley, Adam, Forster-Wilkins, Gary, Kelly, Alison F. and Fielder, Mark D. (2021) Determination of metabolic activity in planktonic and biofilm cells of Mycoplasma fermentans and Mycoplasma pneumoniae by nuclear magnetic resonance. Scientific Reports, 11, p. 5650. ISSN (print) 2045-2322

Abu, Lija, Chipfuwamiti, Craig, Costea, Adrian-Mihai, Kelly, Alison Faith, Major, Krisztina and Mulrooney, Hilda Mary (2021) Staff and student perspectives of online teaching and learning : implications for belonging and engagement at university : a qualitative exploration. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 14(3), ISSN (print) 2044-0073

Barnes, Rebecca, Kelly, Alison F. and Mulrooney, Hilda M. (2021) Student belonging : the impact of disability status within and between academic institutions. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 16(1), ISSN (online) 2051-3615

Awadh, Ammar A., Kelly, Alison F., Forster-Wilkins, Gary, Wertheim, David, Giddens, Richard, Gould, Simon W. and Fielder, Mark D. (2021) Visualisation and biovolume quantification in the characterisation of biofilm formation in 'Mycoplasma fermentans'. Scientific Reports, 11, p. 11259. ISSN (online) 2045-2322

Mulrooney, Hilda Mary and Kelly, Alison Faith (2020) Covid 19 and the move to online teaching : impact on perceptions of belonging in staff and students in a UK widening participation university. Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching, 3(2), ISSN (online) 2591-801X

Piper, Ian, Kelly, Alison and Mulrooney, Hilda (2020) Transition to higher education : prospective and retrospective student experiences. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 15(1), ISSN (online) 2051-3615

Mulrooney, Hilda M. and Kelly, Alison F. (2020) The university campus and a sense of belonging : what do students think? New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 15(1), ISSN (print) 1740-9888

Kelly, Alison Faith, Bell, J, Dicker, R, Garcia, M, Kelly, E, Streich, R and Mulrooney, Hilda (2019) Active learning across disciplines : opportunities to develop employability skills and leadership potential in undergraduate students. A student and staff perspective. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 14(1), ISSN (print) 1740-9888

Kelly, Alison Faith and Mulrooney, Hilda Mary (2019) Student perceptions of belonging at university : a qualitative perspective. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 14(1), ISSN (print) 1740-9888

Dicker, R, Garcia, M, Kelly, A and Mulrooney, H (2019) What does 'quality' in higher education mean? Perceptions of staff, students and employers. Studies in Higher Education, 44(8), pp. 1425-1441. ISSN (print) 0307-5079

Goldring, Tia, Harper, Emma, Jassal, Ricky, Joseph, Lorrianne, Kelly, Alison, Mulrooney, Hilda, Piper, Ian and Walker, Hayden (2018) Experience and expectations of transition to higher education : a qualitative exploration. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(1), ISSN (online) 2051-3615

Abdul Yekeen, Abdul Fatah, Bell, Jake, Boorman, Alex, Hancock, Chris, Kelly, Alison, Mulrooney, Hilda M and Streich, Ricarda (2017) Exploring student perceptions of health and infection : an interactive staff and student partnership scheme. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences,, 12(1), ISSN (online) 2051-3615

Dicker, R, Garcia, M, Kelly, A, Modabber, P, O'Farrell, A, Pond, A, Pond, N and Mulrooney, HM (2017) Student perceptions of quality in higher education : effect of year of study, gender and ethnicity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 12(1), ISSN (print) 2051-3615

Holloway, A. C., Mueller-Harvey, I., Gould, S. W. J., Fielder, M. D., Naughton, D. P. and Kelly, A. P. (2015) Heat treatment enhances the plant phenolic (+)-catechin, a weak antimicrobial agent when combined with copper sulphate. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 61(4), pp. 381-389. ISSN (print) 0266-8254

Holloway, Andrew, Mueller-Harvey, Irene, Gould, Simon W. G., Fielder, Mark D., Naughton, Declan P. and Kelly, Alison F. (2012) The effect of copper(ii), iron(ii) sulphate, and vitamin C combinations on the weak antimicrobial activity of (+)-catechin against Staphylococcus aureus and other microbes. Metallomics : integrated biometal science, 4(12), pp. 1280-1286. ISSN (print) 1756-5901

Gresley, Adam le, Kenny, Jackie, Cassar, Claire, Kelly, Alison, Sinclair, Alex and Fielder, Mark D (2012) The application of high resolution diffusion NMR to the analysis of manuka honey. Food Chemistry, 135(4), pp. 2879-86. ISSN (print) 0308-8146

Holloway, Andrew C., Gould, Simon W. J., Fielder, Mark D., Naughton, Declan P. and Kelly, Alison F (2011) Enhancement of antimicrobial activities of whole and sub-fractionated white tea by addition of copper (II) sulphate and vitamin C against 'Staphylococcus aureus'; a mechanistic approach. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11(1), p. 115. ISSN (online) 1472-6882

Money, P., Kelly, A.F., Gould, S.W.J, Denholm-Price, J., Threlfall, E.J. and Fielder, M. (2010) Cattle, weather and water: mapping Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in humans in England and Scotland. Environmental Microbiology, 12(10), pp. 2633-2644. ISSN (print) 1462-2912

Gould, Simon WJ, Fielder, Mark D, Kelly, Alison F and Naughton, Declan P (2009) Anti-microbial activities of pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by cupric sulphate against clinical isolates of S. aureus, MRSA and PVL positive CA-MSSA. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9(23), ISSN (online) 1472-6882

Gould, Simon W. J., Fielder, Mark D., Kelly, Alison F., Morgan, Marina, Kenny, Jackie and Naughton, Declan P. (2009) The antimicrobial properties of copper surfaces against a range of important nosocomial pathogens. Annals of Microbiology, 59(1), pp. 151-156. ISSN (print) 1590-4261

Gould, S W J, Fielder, M D, Kelly, A F, El Sankary, W and Naughton, D P (2009) Antimicrobial pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by Cu(II) and vitamin C combinations against clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. British Journal of Biomedical Science, 66(3), pp. 129-132. ISSN (print) 0967-4845

McCarrell, Erin M, Gould, Simon WJ, Fielder, Mark D, Kelly, Alison F, El Sankary, Waffa and Naughton, Declan P (2008) Antimicrobial activities of pomegranate rind extracts: enhancement by addition of metal salts and vitamin C. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 8(64), pp. 1-7. ISSN (online) 1472-6882

Stokes, David J., Kelly, Alison F., Gould, Simon W. J., Cassar, Claire A. and Fielder, Mark D. (2008) The withdrawal of antimicrobial treatment as a mechanism for defeating resistant microorganisms. FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology, 53(3), pp. 300-305. ISSN (print) 0928-8244

Mackey, B.M., Kelly, Alison F., Colvin, J.A., Robbins, P.T. and Fryer, P.J. (2006) Predicting the thermal inactivation of bacteria in a solid matrix: simulation studies on the relative effects of microbial thermal resistance parameters and process conditions. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 107(3), pp. 295-303. ISSN (online) 0168-1605

Martinez-Rodriguez, A., Kelly, Alison F., Park, S.F. and Mackey, B.M. (2004) Emergence of variants with altered survival properties in stationary phase cultures of Campylobacter jejuni. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 90(3), pp. 321-329. ISSN (online) 0168-1605

Kelly, Alison F., Martinez-Rodriguez, A., Bovill, R.A. and Mackey, B.M. (2003) Description of a "phoenix" phenomenon in the growth of Campylobacter jejuni at temperatures close to the minimum for growth. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69(8), pp. 4975-4978. ISSN (online) 1098-5336

Kelly, Alison F., Park, Simon F., Bovill, Richard and Mackey, Bernard M. (2001) Survival of Campylobacter jejuni during stationary phase: evidence for the absence of a phenotypic stationary phase response. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 67(5), pp. 2248-2254. ISSN (online) 1098-5336

Conference or Workshop Item

Abu, Lija, Chipfuwamiti, Craig, Costea, Adrian, Kelly, Alison, Major, Krisztina and Mulrooney, Hilda (2021) Exploring belonging in an online world: perspectives of staff and students. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 29-30 Jun 2021, Milton Keynes, U.K. (Held online). (Unpublished)

Mulrooney, Hilda and Kelly, Alison (2020) Thinking about what is gained : encouraging self-reflection, skills and attribute acquisition in students. In: Advance HE STEM Conference 2020 : STEM graduates for a world of change; 29-30 Jan 2020, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Mulrooney, Hilda and Kelly, Alison (2019) Interdisciplinary approaches to learning and teaching in STEM are necessary to develop the graduate attributes required by students, employers and society. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 03-04 Jul 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Dimitrova, Daniela, Kelly, Alison, Mazahr, Mehvish, Milwood, Nadine, Prass, Jeremy and Mulrooney, Hilda (2019) Exploring 'belonging' at university from the student perspective : what is it and how can we facilitate it? In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 03 - 04 Jul 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Mulrooney, Hilda, Kelly, Alison, Piper, Ian, Goldring, Tia, Harper, Emma, Walker, Hayden, Jassal, Ricky and Joseph, Lorrianne (2018) Exploring the expectations and experiences of Level 3 students. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 28-29 Jun 2018, Hull, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Mulrooney, Hilda, Kelly, Alison, Pond, Nicole, Pond, Adam, Garcia, Mikey, Dicker, Rachel and Modabber, Parisa (2017) Exploring perceptions of quality in higher education from the perspectives of staff, students & employees. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy 2017; 29-30 Jun 2017, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kelly, Alison, Mulrooney, Hilda, Pond, Nicole, Pond, Adam, Garcia, Mikey, Dicker, Rachel, O'Farrell, Alex and Modabber, Parisa (2017) Cross-disciplinary approaches to active learning from the staff and student perspective. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy 2017; 29-30 Jun 2017, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kelly, Alison, Mulrooney, Hilda, Bell, Jake, Boorman, Alex, Yekeen, Abdul, Fatah, Abdul, Streich, Ricarda, Hancock, Christopher John and Kelly, Emily (2016) Exploring undergraduate student perceptions of health and infection : an interdisciplinary experiential staff-student project. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference : Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2016, Leicester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Qualifications and expertise

  • Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Society for Applied Microbiology

Leadership and management

I am a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and course leader for BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, a Royal Society of Biology accredited degree.